Due to illness, our meeting location has changed to the "large meeting room" at the Castlegar Library. This is in the basement. It can be accessed via the stairs near the librarian counter, or outside via a sidedoor on the right (stairs with an available chairlift). Date and time remain the same, just a location… Continue reading !!MARCH MEETING (TOMORROW) CHANGE OF VENUE!!
The following e-mail is being sent out to beekeepers by the Ministry of Agriculture. Please take a few minutes to take part. The results are completely anonymous and any data you supplied will only be pooled as "Kootenay Region" and later in the national survey as "Province of BC". It does matter to ministry officials… Continue reading Annual Honey Harvest Survey
See the poster below for information on this great event! To register with the Rossland Museum email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (250) 362-7722
Honey wars: crime and killings in New Zealand's booming manuka industry - The Guardian An extraordinary rise in the popularity of manuka honey has led to mass poisonings of bees, thefts, vandalism and beatings. Photo: Jessie Casson for the Guardian “I feel so bad for the beekeepers today,” says Bill, who returned from the second… Continue reading Honey Wars in New Zealand
Information for contacting Elisabeth about t-shirt orders. Elisabeth has consented to continue to make t-shirts for the club. Please allow extra time for delivery over the summer months. Sizes include Men's and Ladies' XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXL, 3XL. The Ladies' shirts are bit more form fitting than the Men's. The logos were… Continue reading T-Shirt Orders
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting yesterday at the College! A black zippered vest with a pin was found on a chair after the meeting. Let me know if it belongs to you.
An interesting read on the keeping of honeybees as well as the variety of native bees found in the city of Toronto. Also shows how much farther ahead Toronto is with urban beekeeping compared to some of western BC towns and cities. But of course Toronto has been around a lot longer than us. :)… Continue reading Bees in Toronto
Sunday, March 5 will be our monthly meeting at Paul Taylor's place. This month we will be looking at Beekeeping "Gadgets and Gizmos". So if you have an interesting beekeeping "invention" that you love to use, come and share. I will have a short PowerPoint presentation on some of the ideas that Lance Cuthill and… Continue reading March monthly meeting – WK Beekeepers
The next meeting of the West Kootenay Beekeepers is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 5th from 1 to 3 at Flying Leap Farm, 987 Bridgeview Road in beautiful downtown Ootischenia. These gatherings are open to everyone, whether they're just starting out or have been keeping bees for decades. Bring all your questions and ideas --… Continue reading West Kootenay Beekeepers Meeting
Nette Lack has sent in this post for your information; Exciting news !! I have just received an email from Dr. Miriam Bixby, Associate Researcher with Dr. Leonard Foster's Bee 'Omics breeding project (their third year in hygenic queens breeding) at UBC. Their breeders will be selling queens in 2017. Please see attached pdf if… Continue reading Bee ‘Omics Queens available